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Spinach Fatteh (fattet sabanegh)

Spinach fatteh is a vegetarian Middle Eastern dish that is often enjoyed during Ramadan. It is made with a base of toasted pita bread and topped with spiced spinach, a garlicky yogurt sauce, and a sprinkling of crunchy nuts.
Like the other fatteh dishes, spinach fatteh is a nutritious and filling option for an iftar meal. Spinach is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and calcium. It is also low in calories and fat, making it a great choice for those who are watching their weight.
The garlicky yogurt sauce is a good source of calcium, protein, and probiotics, which can aid digestion. The nuts add a satisfying crunch and are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, and protein.
Moreover, spinach fatteh is a vegetarian dish, making it a great option for those who abstain from meat during Ramadan. It is also a relatively easy dish to prepare, making it a popular choice for busy families.
In addition to its nutritional benefits, spinach fatteh is a delicious and comforting dish that can help bring people together during Ramadan. Its bright colors and fresh flavors make it a festive addition to any iftar table.
Overall, spinach fatteh is a nutritious and delicious dish that can provide the necessary nutrients to fuel the body during Ramadan, while also bringing people together to share in the joy of breaking the fast.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Syrian
Servings 4


  • 4 cup Spinach washed and chopped
  • 2 cup Yoghurt
  • 2 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Lebanese Bread cut into squares
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200c)
  • Combine the yoghurt, tahini, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the torn Lebanese bread and sauté until crispy and golden brown.
  • In a separate skillet, cook the chopped spinach over medium heat until wilted.
  • To assemble the Spinach Fatteh, layer the toasted Lebanese bread on oven proof plate
  • Add a layer of cooked spinach on top of the pita bread.
  • Spoon the yoghurt mixture on top of the spinach, covering it completely.
  • Garnish with the toasted pine nuts and chopped herbs.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the yoghurt mixture is heated through and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately while the pita bread is still crispy and the yoghurt mixture is hot.
Keyword appetizer, Fatteh, Iftar, Lebanese, ramadan, spinach, Syrian, vegetarian

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